Job posting - Political Action Campaign Coordinator

POLITICAL ACTION CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

Temporary Position 

The Political Coordinator’s job responsibilities include:

  • Working in conjunction with the Director, Region 2 National Vice-Presidents, and Locals to engage and empower our members and locals to protect public services, public health care, and public education and to fight back against the privatization of public services, public education, and public healthcare.
  • Research, develop, and distribute materials on issues affecting COPE members. Including leaflets, flyers, telephone scripts, press releases, newsletter articles, and social media posts. Develop and conduct training and information sessions (virtual and in person) for COPE members across the province to educate and activate rank-and-file members in all COPE Ontario Locals in the political process.
  • Assisting Locals with their campaigns, where needed. Work with local leaders, stewards, committees, etc. on member engagement; provide materials and training, where appropriate to members and leaders, stewards, committees, etc. on engaging members and others on the importance of quality public services and the risk of privatization, etc. This would take on many formats.  Additionally, they would provide skills in lobbying for local leaders, stewards, committees, and members.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Work well in a team environment, be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to handle and prioritize a range of tasks and manage time effectively. Be flexible and able to adapt as needed.
  • Excellent communication skills, initiative, and good political judgment.
  • Ability to research, write and design materials and deliver workshops to members of COPE Ontario.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Suite; Zoom, and social media. Proficiency in design programs is an asset.
  • Strong understanding and commitment to union principles and advancing the interest of COPE members and the labour movement.
  • Strong understanding of the political landscape in Ontario; in particular public services, public healthcare, and public education and the Ford government’s attacks on these core matters affecting COPE members and the labour movement.

COPE Ontario is a diverse, progressive membership-driven collective of Union locals that protects members' rights and empowers them to unite for better workplaces and communities.

Salary: The salary for this position is $1,600.00 per week and the conditions of employment are in accordance with the collective agreement between COPE Ontario and the IAMAW, Local 1922, District 78.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resumes no later than March 10, 2023, to [email protected].

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity is a core value at COPE Ontario and our COPE Locals. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all our staff, members and applicants. We believe every member enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

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